Saturday, February 9, 2008

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Urges Breach of Gaza Siege

Al-Manar TV reports:

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Friday called on Muslim heads of state to join hands to break the Israeli occupation siege of Gaza.

"Muslim governments should break siege of Gaza and the Egyptian government and nation have a heavy duty in that concern. All Muslim nations should help the Egyptian government and nations fulfill the duty," said Ayatollah Khamenei in an address to the Islamic Republic Army Air Force personnel.

His eminence said the problem with Palestine, siege of Gaza and massacre of Gazans are the result of the wrong Middle East policies of the US and of the Annapolis Conference. He added, "At a time when Gaza boils in fire and blood, and (at a time when) the US President's tour of the region has ended up in disaster, any talks between regional states and the US and the usurper Zionist Regime will be futile."

Sayyed Khamenei said Arab states should be watchful that they or others from the Palestinian camp are not used against Gaza people because the dirty act will always remain as a dark stain. Naming resistance as the only way for salvation of the Palestinian nation, his eminence said, "Resistance of the Palestinian nation and of Gazans against huge economic pressure, invasions and massacre is praiseworthy and Palestinian people should be careful of enemies' plot to divide Palestinian nation and the Palestinian government-elect."